Haivision will debut its Kraken Enterprise and Kraken ISR real-time low-latency transcoding solutions at the 2011 NAB Show.
"Haivision clients need to get live media to any user, anywhere, and on any platform," said Peter Maag, executive vice president at Haivision. "The new Kraken transcoder meets this need with advanced and diverse technologies tuned to help our clients light up screens wherever and whenever required — with all the metadata handling, content protection, and low latency performance that Haivision solutions are known for."
The Kraken is offered in two formats: Enterprise and ISR. Both models include compression format conversion, media scaling, stream encryption, stream encapsulation, and stream replication capabilities. The Kraken Enterprise tames large, volatile IP video streams, such as those typical to digital video broadcasts, converting them into IP video streams that can easily be networked and formatted to reach all authorized users, whether via set-top box, desktop, or mobile device. The Kraken ISR addresses specific challenges within the military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) segment, offering not only low latency, but also MISP compliant metadata handling.
The Kraken Enterprise enables Haivision's Furnace IP video system to deliver live HD digital broadcast content, which may only be available as MPEG-2 at bitrates up to 19.4 Mbps, as H.264 multicast with each stream output at the bit rate, resolution, frame rate, and other encoding parameters tuned specifically for network capacities and the receiving device capabilities. As a result, H.264 output streams tuned for set-top-boxes, desktop players, and mobile devices can, for example, be output at 6 Mbps, 2 Mbps, and 700 kbps, respectively.
The Kraken ISR supports MISP compliant metadata, accurately passing through critical KLV/CoT data that is essential when forwarding military mission information. The Kraken ISR also enables users to monitor the fully uncompressed signal stripping and injecting metadata as required by advanced ISR exploitation systems. Adhering to Haivision's fundamentals, the Kraken provides ultra low latency, real-time, transcoding.